FIR against Tharoor in Bengaluru over farmer's death

FIR against Shashi Tharoor, journalists including Rajdeep Sardesai over tweets on farmer's death in Bengaluru

Parappana Agrahara police have registered a case under various sections of the IPC

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Credit: PTI

A city-based private firm employee on Friday filed a complaint against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai, over their tweets on a farmer’s death in Delhi on January 26.

In his complaint, 37-year-old Rakesh B S said he heard that journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath, Anant Nath, Vinod K Jose and Tharoor tweeted on January 26 that a person died in police firing during the tractor rally. 

He alleged that their tweets "resulted in hatred and affected the nation’s integrity. It also created enmity among religions and hurt people’s emotions". He asked police to take action against these people for spreading false information on their tweets. 

Rakesh told the police that he is filing the complaint three days after the incident due to personal reasons. 

Parappana Agrahara police have registered a case under various sections of the IPC and are carrying out further investigations.